ECHA Update Q&A to its dedicated Brexit page

Published: 20 November 2017

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added more questions and answers to its page dedicated to Brexit. It offers a wide range of advice covering responsibilities under REACH, CLP, BPR and PIC.

SAA Symposium - Use of Sealants & Adhesives in Manufacturing

Published: 16 November 2017

This is just a reminder that on 7th December the SAA are organising a 1-day symposium on the use of adhesives and sealants in manufacturing in a range of industries including aerospace, defence, automotive and drives. Details are available from the link to the right, which also contains a link to a booking form:

New occupational exposure limits for benzene and acrylonitrile

Published: 31 October 2017

Apologies for the short deadline, but HSE have asked us to alert members to the fact that the European Commission has asked the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to consider possible new occupational exposure limits for benzene and acrylonitrile. ECHA’s Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) has now launched a public consultation on the proposals and the deadline for comments for benzene is the 7th November and for acrylonitrile is 10th November.

Non-citation of EN 15651 parts 1-4 - what this means for you

Published: 19 October 2017

The 2017 versions of the harmonised sealant standards EN15651-1, EN15651-2, EN15651-3 & EN15651-4 have been refused citation in the OJEU, joining many other standards that are in a similar position. A guidance note explaining what this means for sealant manufacturers and test bodies has been posted t the Sealants working group.

Rakem Auction for Bury Hospice

Published: 16 October 2017

BASA Member Rakem are hosting a charity auction, with all funds going to Bury Hospice. They have made a request that you visit the site and look at what is available

More members with sealants business interests asked to support the ISO TC59 SC8 London meeting costs

Published: 16 October 2017

Sponsors Hodgson Sealants (Holdings) Ltd and Adshead Ratcliffe & Co Ltd sponsored a welcome reception at BSI on Wednesday 11 October 2017 which was well received by the ISO delegates. We are still asking other members involved in sealants to contribute a modest £400 to help cover the costs of the UK hosting the ISO Sealants meetings that took place from 11-13 October 2017. Read the full text for full details.

New BSI publication on what Brexit means for industry standards

Published: 11 October 2017

The publication explains the global system of standards and BSI’s role in representing the interests of UK stakeholders. It reflects the feedback BSI have received from stakeholders, who stressed the importance of retaining the UK’s role and influence within the European standardization system through continued membership of CEN and CENELEC. Read the document on the members area of the website.